Honour killing story

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born: 1972
stabbed to death: October 8, 2020
Residence: Regensburg
Origin: Kosovo
Children: 3
Perpetrator: her husband (55 years old at the time of the crime)
On October 8, 2020, a 55-year-old Kosovar stabbed his wife Drita to death in their shared apartment in Regensburg. He reports to the police and is arrested. The body has been found. The couple had 2 adult children and a 15 year old teenager.

What is an honour killing?

An honour killing is a murder in the name of honour. If a brother murders his sister to restore family honour, it is an honour killing. According to activists, the most common reasons for honour killings are as the victim:

Questions about honour killings

  • refuses to cooperate in an arranged marriage.

  • wants to end the relationship.

  • was the victim of rape or sexual assault.

  • was accused of having a sexual relationship outside of marriage.

Human rights activists believe that 100,000 honour killings are carried out every year, most of which are not reported to the authorities and some are even deliberately covered up by the authorities themselves, for example because the perpetrators are good friends with local policemen, officials or politicians. Violence against girls and women remains a serious problem in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Serbia and Turkey.

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